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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:01 am 
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Hello!

A friend has brought this jacket for me from a trip to China. He couldn't give me any information about the jacket.
It is an indigo coloured jacket made of hand woven coton (hight 54 cm) The pockets, round the collar and sleeves the jacket is decorated with embroidery in cross stich and satin stich( off white and rose). The jacket closes in the front with buttons and loops made of cord.
Who can help me with some info???? Thank you!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:07 pm 
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Monique,

This is a men's jacket from the northwest corner of Guizhou Province. The specific location is from SuoGa Village of LiuZhi and ZhiJin Counties, Guizhou Province. An illustration of the jacket in context can be found in A Picture Album of China Miao Costume and Ornaments on pages 368 and 372.

The Miao group that created this jacket is commonly referred to as the Long Horned Miao for the women's custom of wearing elaborate hair ornamentations consisting of hair or other fibers wrapped around a long set of wooden "horns."

James


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